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Venice Walking, Doge’s Palace and St Mark's Basilica Tour

Enjoy the main landmarks of Venice in 1 day with a guide! Walking tour in the heart of the city, visit of Doge’s Palace and the Golden Basilica and much more!

  Duration: 3h
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Venice Walking, Doge’s Palace and St Mark's Basilica Tour

★ ★ ★ ★ ★    15 Reviews
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€ 91
About This Tour
Instant Confirmation
Last Minute Ticket
Licensed Guides
Skip the Line
Guaranteed Entrance
Last Minute Tour
Audio Guide - Headphones
Mobile Voucher
Printed Voucher
Group: Max 50 people

What you'll do

The tour starts with a guided walking tour from St. Mark’s square where you will admire the main monuments as Clock-Tower, Procuratie Vecchie and Bell-tower! Then you will visit the famous Campo (square) Santa Maria Formosa, the house of Marco Polo, The Church of S. Giovanni and Paolo and then Rialto bridge with its traditional market.

After the walking tour you will enter in the breathtaking Doge’s palace. The guide will escort in the stunning rooms where the Doges lived and decided the faith of the glorious Venetian Republic. Admire the Golden staircase and the incredible artworks created by the most famous Italian artists as Tiepolo and Tiziano. You will cross the Bridge of Sighs to go inside the cold and dark Venetian prisons, where also Casanova was held.

Later, the guide will bring you in the St. Mark's Basilica, known as the Golden Cathedral, thanks to its stunning mosaic made by pure gold! Here you will discover its endless history and the great Pala D’oro (altar full of diamonds and precious stones). The beauty of this five-domes Basilica will impress you!  [readmore] At the end of your activity, you will have the opportunity to do the free optional tour the Glass Craftsman Demonstration visiting a Glass Factory very close to Saint Mark’s square (20 minutes tour). Please follow the instruction that our staff will provide to you locally. You may visit by yourself the other magnificent palaces around St. Mark’s Square: Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana.
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Included / Excluded
3-hour walking Tour of Venice
Professional experienced guide
Skip-the-line tickets to Doge’s Palace
Skip-the-line tickets to St Mark Basilica and Guided Visit
Visit of a glass craftsman at work
Ticket to visit by yourself: the Old Royal Palace now Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana
Audio receiver devices are included in case of groups over 10 people
Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off
Drinks and food

Before You Go

Not accessible for people using wheelchairs or with walking disabilities

Please dress appropriately for the church (cover shoulders, stomach and knees)

In case of exceptional high tide or special religious functions (then it can be postponed for next day or refunded)

In high season the waiting time to Basilica can take time, please follow the guide instructions and keep patience

Backpacks and big bags are not allowed inside the Basilica and Doges Palace, please come in advance at the Ateneo San Basso (St. Mark’s Square – Calle San Basso). The storage service is free

Meeting Point

St. Mark's Square, Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy. Clock Tower near exchange office.

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